As an actress, singer, writer and voice over artist, Claudia has been a professional in the entertainment business for the last 18 years. She has appeared in numerous television shows and commercials as well as regional theatres and touring productions. Her favorite role has been as mother to a very active and inquisitive daughter which provided the experience and inspiration for this project. In addition to her daughter, she shares her Ohio home with a wonderfully patient and talented musician husband and an enthusiastic 60 pound standard poodle.
Producer/Production & Marketing
Ms. Seely was the producer of Boggle-Goggle's first video project and is currently moving the project into the marketplace. Her 20+ year career in communications and entertainment encompasses both creative and business with additional experience in advertising and public relations. She is a graduate of Conneticut College, and received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Director of Photography/Cinematographer
The Director and Director of Photography for Pinatta's View is Austin de Besche. Mr. De Besche was chosen from a select group of exceptional professionals from New England, New York and California. His 20+ years of experience spans both film and videotape as a director of photography, a cinematographer and a director. A few of his credits include two films with John Sayles as director; "Return of the Secaucus Seven" and "Lianna". His documentary experience includes the Emmy Award winning anti-drug feature "On Thin Ice", a feature length documentary about Hollywood director Nicholas Ray, "I'm a Stranger Here Myself", and an independent drama "The Norton Project" which is now in development to become a series. In addition, he has been the DP on the second unit of prime time television shows such as "Cheers" and "St. Elsewhere" and has been the DP on Canne Festival and Emmy Award winning commercials.
Agi Klausz, a fine artist who has made contributions in the film industry for the past fifteen years has degrees in theater and fine arts painting. She spends her days designing sets, costumes and art directing for both national and international commercials, public television and cable television for such clients as Pediatrician T. Barry Brazelton, Nike, Fox Sports and World Bank.
Julie Morrison is the designer of Pinatta, her band, and all their groovy costumes. She received her Masters degree from the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program, where she studied forms of puppetry ranging from traditional Chinese rod puppetry, to Dadaist interpretations of puppetry and performance. In 1997, Ms. Morrison traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to study the art of string puppetry with renowned puppeteer Albrecht Roser.
Ms. Morrison has received the Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry, the UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) U.S.A. Scholarship Grant for Study Abroad, and the Frank Ballard/UConn Women's League Scholarship in Puppetry. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she works in film and television production, and creates original puppetry performances for the stage.